Genetically Improved Pines for Reforesting Florida's Timberlands

Improved bare root slash pine seedlings growing in a Florida forest tree nursery.

Just as farmers plant the best-available varieties of crops that have been developed through many generations of breeding, forest landowners should plant the best-available genetically improved varieties of pines for reforestation of their timberlands. This 8-page fact sheet written by Timothy L. White, Mary L. Duryea, and Gregory L. Powell and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation explains how planting genetically improved varieties of pines can increase the productivity, health, and value of reforested Florida timberlands.

FOR117SP/FR235 Capítulo 3 – Evaluación de los árboles dañados durante un huracán y toma de decisiones

FOR-117-Sp, a 17-page, full-color fact sheet by Eliana Kampf, Mary L. Duryea, Edward F. Gilman y Astrid Delgado, is the Spanish language version of FOR-117, Chapter 3 – Assessing Hurricane-Damaged Trees and Deciding What to Do. It discusses factors that should be considered when deciding whether to remove or restore storm-damaged trees. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, January 2007.